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Tech:Forward slash in article name causes breakage

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What happens[edit]

A user on English Wikitravel moved several articles to names containing forward slashes, and Mediawiki apparently choked hard on this. See for example en:Venice\Mestre, which will probably resolve as "VeniceMestre".

When it happens[edit]

All the live long day, at least as of the current version 1.8.2.

What should happen[edit]

The topic name should display with the forward slash, or else an error should be displayed indicating that the topic name is bogus.

How to fix it[edit]

Manually updating the edit/move/display URL seems to do the trick. In some cases using a double forward slash helps, in other cases more creative solutions are required.

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